Durbanville Hills 

Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville 

Durbanville Hills is situated just 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, and offers breathtaking views of Table Mountain as well as Table Bay.  We were privileged to enjoy a private four hour Collector's Reserve Experience, therefore I was really looking forward to reviewing it for my food and wine blog in Cape Town.

 We started our journey in the tasting room with a glass of Durbanville Hills Sparkling Rosé. This is a blend of 50% Shiraz and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, and therefore extremely moreish.  The next part of our afternoon was spent on a tour of the cellar, which was really informative and wonderfully presented by our host, Jaco.  

The tour ended with a short video in the cellar depicting the collaboration of Durbanville Hills Wine Estate with Theo Paul Vorster, a Capetonian artist, who was was commissioned to design artwork to pair each wine with a prominent landmark in Cape Town, most of which are visible from Durbanville Hills itself.  The labels of the Collector's Reserve wines are vibrant and showcase these amazing Cape Town landmarks beautifully.  
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Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve Range

Durbanville Hills Sparkling Rosé

In order to experience the different wines on offer, we enjoyed the Seven Course Wine and Food Pairing Menu, which was thoughtfully put together and included the following:

Firstly, the Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc was paired with crispy bruschetta, topped with olive tapenade and Tomini cheese, garnished with lemon zest with a roasted vine tomato on the side. The tomato was an unusual addition to a pairing for me, however a sip of wine followed by the tomato was surprisingly delightful. 

Next up was the Cape Gardens Chenin Blanc served with smoked Stanford cheese and a fresh Waldorf salad (celery, golden delicious apple, walnuts and a yoghurt dressing).

Our next wine was the Cableway Chardonnay was accompanied by Karoobossie mature cheddar.

The reds started with the Lighthouse Merlot which was paired with camembert and a spiced prune reduction.

Up next was the Promenade Pinotage served with aged Boerenkaas and Kudu droëwors.

We then went on to the Castle of Good Hope Cabernet Sauvignon, which was served alongside tender stemmed broccoli wrapped in Parma Ham with baba ganoush.

Lastly, the High Noon Shiraz was accompanied by pepper Boerenkaas with a Moroccan-spiced hummus.

This ultimate personalised experience lasted around four hours, and I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and was delighted to review this for my food and wine blog in Cape Town.  

In conclusion:  I would highly recommend that you visit Durbanville Hills for this wonderful offering and amazing wines and a thoroughly enjoyable wine journey.

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